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Thursday, 02 December 2010

Dec 02, 2010

California: Escondido council holds filling vacancy

Connecticut: Day Three: Recount chugs on in Bridgeport

Florida: Five supervisor of elections workers lose their jobs

Georgia: Tab for Tuesday's runoff election: $15 per vote  |  Runoff wraps up busy cycle

Kentucky: Judge dismisses on charge against former Clay election commissioner

Maine: Summers named Maine's secretary of state

Michigan: Costs of election to replace Bullard worry township  |  Recount expected to be complete Thursday

Minnesota: Wadena County votes recounted  |  From count room to court room?  |  Hennepin elections chief shoots back, canvassing board to meet Friday  |  Governor's recount: A tale of one diligent county auditor's search for one missing vote  |  No big recount shake-ups among local counties  |  Republicans chafe at attempt to hurry recount  |  County, state share recount costs

Missouri: Englewood voters want their polling site back

Nebraska: Youth volunteers honored for their election work

New Jersey: Eleven charged with voter fraud in Paterson election

New York: Bishop, Altschuler lawyers hold court at board of elections  |  Judge's first ruling bumps Biship lead to 259  |  Vote count continues in deadlocked races  |  Troy's voter fraud case moving forward

Ohio: Losing mayor files lawsuit over election results  |  Rejected ballots to be investigated  |  Recount still going on in Lucas County  |  Agreement signed between county and Price

South Carolina: Commission, director prepare for next election

South Dakota: Minnehaha auditor teaches students about voter fraud

West Virginia: Tennant again hints at gubernatorial run

Wednesday, 01 December 2010

Dec 01, 2010

Alaska: Miller camp combing through precinct logs  |  State seeks expedited ruling in Miller lawsuit

Arizona: Brewer may push for special election

California: Godfrey asks for recount in Indio  |  Supervisors boost pay for elections chief  |  California's oldest poll worker honored  |  Stolen ballots won't be counted

Colorado: Saguache County election problems the result of computer errors

Connecticut: Long after it's over, Bridgeport election gets a second look  |  Day two: No numbers yet, but progress continues

District of Columbia: Board of elections wants to expand early voting

Florida: Palm Beach County may ask state for more time to handle election recounts  |  Municipal elections waiting around the corner  |  Thousands of voters' personal information left in dumpster

Georgia: Runoff election yields few voters  |  Voting smooth at Columbus polls  |  High cost for low turnout  |  County agrees to seek elections board

Guam: GEC board membes sign off on election

Kentucky: Candidates ask for new election

Louisiana: Pearl River purging rolls  |  Special election called to fill Senate seat

Massachusetts: Alicea reportedly sues over election decision  |  Easton considers closing school for elections

Michigan: Macomb County puts election history online

Minnesota: Four missing ballots don't change recount results in state house race  |  Recount Day 2: Mansky the mediator resolves challenges; unexcitement sets in  |  Slowly: Count, then challenge  |  Dakota County gets busy in governor's recount  |  11 counties still counting  |  Challenges slow the pace of recount  |  GOP Chair: There are 'legitimate' issues for a post-recount court

New Jersey: Gloucester County begins election recount

New York: Troubles continue in contested state Senate race  |  Contested ballots in 1st District race are headed to court  |  Altschuler scores 20 votes from military ballots  |  NY's House race is nation's last undecided election

North Carolina: Instant runoff race for appeal court still in the air

Ohio: Lucas County recount continues after flub

Oregon: Recount requested in close state Senate race

Puerto Rico: Court denies Puerto Rico's latest voting rights bid

Rhode Island: Rhode Island's election history on display

South Carolina: Candidates protest election precincts

Vermont: Audit shows Vermont ballot machines accurate

West Virginia: Morgantown residents may vote by mail

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Nov 30, 2010

Alaska: Miller's write-in challenge faces a high hurdle  |  Alaska certifying nearly all its election results  |  Miller lawsuit to be heard in Juneau  |  Murkowski attorneys: Miller makes false claims

Arizona: First recount of a proposition to begin

California: Ojai residents seek election recount

Connecticut: Recount of Bridgeport ballots underway  |  Voter registration owes a debt to the typewriter, house numbers

Florida: Two more vie to finish Clems' term as Indiana River elections supervisor

Georgia: Weather could impact today's runoff elections  |  Slow going at the polls expected

Guam: GEC to discuss election complaints

Illinois: Miller files for recount  |  'Open primary' amendatory veto killed by Illinois House

Indiana: Panel to meet Sunday on secretary of state race  |  Recount underway in Vanderburgh County

Kansas: Election results certified, few irregularities

Louisiana: UL alumnus serving as temp secretary of state

Massachusetts: Taunton officials eye discrepancy between Election Day and precinct recount vote tallies

Michigan: Recount expected to start Tuesday

Minnesota: Banaian wins St. Cloud House recount  |  Minnesota Recount: Dayton gains 24 votes in first day  |  Governor's recount--and recounting the challenge  |  Day one results: Vote margins very close to election night  |  Long, tedious recount begins  |  Smaller Minnesota counties begin wrapping up recount  |  Minnesota begins another recount

Missouri: Board paid $1,300 for extra security on election night

New Jersey: Recoun upholds results in Linden

New York: NYC BOE is stuck in a time-warp  |  GOP doesn't consent to hand count of state Senate ballots  |  'Discrepencies' found on voting machines in 7th Senate race  |  Bishop and Altschuler whittling down challenged votes

North Carolina: Instant runoff voting count continues

Ohio: Lucas County to begin two election recounts  |  Special BOE meeting to try to resolve lawsuit

Texas: Elections administrator says accuracy better than speed

Washington: Election workers sorting ballots in recount

Monday, 29 November 2010

Nov 27-29, 2010

Alaska: Miller opposes Murkowski intervention in lawsuit

Arizona: 'Early' voting causes count delays

California: Ontario to reconsider using San Bernardino registrar of voters  |  San Leandro mayor won't challenge election, won't concede either  |  Q&A: Elections official at center of democracy for three decades  |  Recounts requested in two O.C. races  |  Election crews work weekend to finish

Colorado: Incoming secretary of state wants voters to show ID  |  Ranked choice voting push revived in Fort Collins

Connecticut: Recount could be a new vote on optical scanning  |  How the recount will take place  |  Registrar of voters sheds unused ballots

Florida: Is Palm Beach County's voting system too much paper?  |  In Pembroke Pines, a sense of deja vu

Georgia: The cost of voting in 2010: $695,645

Iowa: Secretary of state-elect plans to push for voter ID law

Kentucky: McCracken clerk seeks more voting booths for precincts

Minnesota: Recount to begin in governor's race  |  Cost of '08 recount, just 15 cents per ballot  |  Minnesota election tradition? Ready, set, recount  |  Recound redux: Ballot review beings across state today  |  Who's who in the recount

Mississippi: Look for polling changes Tuesday in Madison

Nevada: Miller says aging electronic voting machines must be replaced

North Carolina: County BOE begins instant runoff vote count

Tennessee: Ketron: County needs election administrator by Dec. 15  |  Commission hopes to move polling site to senior center

West Virginia: Natalie Tennant considers run for governor

Friday, 26 November 2010

Nov 26, 2010

Alabama: Voting Rights Act still vital, lawyers argue  |  Poll workers checks delayed

Alaska: Murkowski files motion in vote lawsuit  |  Miller criticized for vote fraud allegations

California: Riverside supervisors favor open recruitment of registrar  |  Voting method draws praise, scorn  |  Final Sonoma County votes in  |  Riverside elections office finishes ballot count

Colorado: Saguache County voting machine reviewed

Connecticut: Election results go into the record book  |  Police make arrest in Election Day murder

Georgia: In Glynn County, slow times for poll workers

Hawaii: Delivery of overseas absentee ballots explained  |  Poll workers receive stipened for service to community

Indiana: Election results impounded Wednesday

Iowa: Iowa secretary of state plans to seek re-election

Kentucky: Candidates want election results thrown out  |  Trey Grayson says he won't seek public office in 2011

Massachusetts: Voting officials say they're hamstrung  |  Mellville-Park group pushes to shift polling place

Michigan: Bay County election offiicals schedule second recount

Minnesota: Canvassing board launches recount after debating the rules  |  Felons should be invited to the polls, some election reformers say  |  County will follow secretary of state's direction on recount  |  Recount begins Monday  |  Ballot counters hoped Minnesotans learned their lessons  |  Minnesota recount, the last one, was relatively inexpensive Pew study finds  |  Odd write-in issue surfaces as St. Cloud recount nears

Mississippi: Vote fraud allegations upheld

Nevada: Voting machine age could be an issue

New York: Count continues at county BOE  |  Court to decide Congressional race outcome  |  City BOE sends letter with old voting machine directions

North Carolina: GOP candidate concedes  |  Elections board reviews ballots

Ohio: Tea party head cites flaws with voting machines

Tennessee: Steakley contesting election  |  Photo ID for voting possible this year  |  Convicted felon pleads guilty to casting votes  |  Ballot recount hearing delayed

Texas: Harris County approves purchase of $19M worth of voting machines  |  Recount and damage done, Ortiz concedes

Washington: Machine recount set for December  |  Group seeks to purge alleged 'illegals' from voter rolls, officials say no proof  |  Kitsap County closes the book on 2010 midterm

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Nov 24, 2010

Alabama: Recount set in Jefferson County

Alaska: Miller files vote-count lawsuit in state court  |  Miller's latest lawsuit pits voter intent vs. correct spelling

California: Federal voting rights cited in appointment lawsuit  |  Ballots mislaid in Indian Wells  |  O.C. election results final, but recounts still possible

Colorado: Eagle County voting runs a hard road before it's official

Connecticut: City agrees to unseal ballots for recount by Post, citizens group  |  Ballot mess raises reform questions  |  Bridgeport not among polling places being audited

Florida: Former Osceola County candidate sues over election loss  |  Two McIntosh County women charged with election violations

Illinois: Edgar County clerk Betty Kraemer set to retire

Indiana: Recount underway in St. Joseph County

Louisiana: Dardenne sworn-in

Minnesota: Report: Photo ID would not prevent voter fraud  |  Justices toss GOP lawsuit  |  State's High Court tosses GOP lawsuit  |  Charter Commission votes to adopt ranked-choice voting  |  No need for photo ID survey says

New Jersey: Recount set for Nov. 30 to Dec. 2  |  State probing election results in Patterson

New York: O'Connor to challenge votes in S. Amboy race  |  With 99 percent of votes counted, Biship reportedly holds 206-vote lead  |  Affidavits provide details of absentee ballot investigation

North Carolina: Cumberland elections board nixes call for new election  |  Elections board denies Warner's request for new election

North Dakota: Jaeger: Early voting hasn't boosted turnout

Ohio: Judicial candidate questions uncounted votes

South Carolina: Special election to come sooner than expected

Tennessee: Voting machines outnumber voters  |  Putnam County state Senate candidate contesting election  |  Election commission chair resigns

Texas: 69 votes missed in Cameron County judge's race final recount

Virginia: Voter fraud charge withdrawn against sheriff's deputy

West Virginia: State Supreme Court will take time with special election  |  W.Va. won't make quick decision on special election  |  Davis won't hear case on gubernatorial election  |  Only one city applies for vote-by-mail program

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Nov 23, 2010

Alabama: Recount set in Jefferson County

Alaska: Miller files vote-count lawsuit in state court  |  Miller's latest lawsuit pits voter intent vs. correct spelling

California: Federal voting rights cited in appointment lawsuit  |  Ballots mislaid in Indian Wells  |  O.C. election results final, but recounts still possible

Colorado: Eagle County voting runs a hard road before it's official

Connecticut: City agrees to unseal ballots for recount by Post, citizens group  |  Ballot mess raises reform questions  |  Bridgeport not among polling places being audited

Florida: Former Osceola County candidate sues over election loss  |  Two McIntosh County women charged with election violations

Illinois: Edgar County clerk Betty Kraemer set to retire

Indiana: Recount underway in St. Joseph County

Louisiana: Dardenne sworn-in

Minnesota: Report: Photo ID would not prevent voter fraud  |  Justices toss GOP lawsuit  |  State's High Court tosses GOP lawsuit  |  Charter Commission votes to adopt ranked-choice voting  |  No need for photo ID survey says

New Jersey: Recount set for Nov. 30 to Dec. 2  |  State probing election results in Patterson

New York: O'Connor to challenge votes in S. Amboy race  |  With 99 percent of votes counted, Biship reportedly holds 206-vote lead  |  Affidavits provide details of absentee ballot investigation

North Carolina: Cumberland elections board nixes call for new election  |  Elections board denies Warner's request for new election

North Dakota: Jaeger: Early voting hasn't boosted turnout

Ohio: Judicial candidate questions uncounted votes

South Carolina: Special election to come sooner than expected

Tennessee: Voting machines outnumber voters  |  Putnam County state Senate candidate contesting election  |  Election commission chair resigns

Texas: 69 votes missed in Cameron County judge's race final recount

Virginia: Voter fraud charge withdrawn against sheriff's deputy

West Virginia: State Supreme Court will take time with special election  |  W.Va. won't make quick decision on special election  |  Davis won't hear case on gubernatorial election  |  Only one city applies for vote-by-mail program

Monday, 22 November 2010

Nov 20-22, 2010

Alabama: County election officials unaware of any problems  |  Paychecks delayed for Jefferson County poll workers

Alaska: Judge says Miller ballot question belongs in state court  |  Miller wins opportunity to block vote certification

California: Election Day starts complicated process of determining winners  |  Bay Area races increase scrutiny of ranked-choice voting  |  County to consolidate polling places for January election  |  Consolidation of elections on ticket  |  Busy weekend for elections staff, final results may be in by Thanksgiving  |  GOP challenges signatures on provisional ballots  |  Intimidation alleged at some polling places

Colorado: Board brings election comlaint to BOCC  |  Election discrepencies explained

Connecticut: A few bucks for a few more ballots would have changed history  |  Election woes raise questions over Conn. elections  |  Bridgeport voting mess puts focus on local control of elections  |  Veteran registrar of voters retiring in Bozrah

Delaware: Wilmington council wants special election

Florida: Disabilities Act might force PB County to replace all voting machines by 2016  |  Escambia election officials recognized

Guam: Dems seek new election, Gutierrez-Aguon team files federal-local lawsuits

Illinois: Miller raises recount money  |  Vermillion County clerk candidate will seek recount  |  Action on voter fraud allegations yet to be taken

Indiana: Democrats file voter fraud challenge against White  |  Democrats contest White's election

Iowa: Auditor: Some satellite voting sites lack traffic

Kentucky: Coursey says only minor problems with election

Minnesota: Recount costs for rural counties irks some commissioners  |  Republicans aim to change recount ground rules  |  Minnesota election law: Clarity chased by confusion  |  Once again Minn. heads back for ballot count  |  How does ranked-choice voting work?  |  County looks to replace ballot-counting equipment  |  Counties, Dayton and Ritchie file documents refuting Emmers' claim

Missouri: Election board didn't vote on hiring security firm

New Jersey: Eatontown to undergo Election Day recount

New York: State finds no flaws with voting machines  |  Lost voting machine in 60th Senate race  |  Dems mull recount in 60th

North Dakota: More than a third of voters cast ballots before Election Day

Ohio: Board of elections receives settlement from Diebold  |  Election official suspended

Oklahoma: Voter group says law could create barrier

Pennsylvania: Swearing on Bible may have been inappropriate

Texas: Did straight-ticket voting affect Victoria County election?  |  Elecions chief in unchartered waters  |  Cameron County elections chief speaks out  |  Poll workers allege wrong-doing in judge's race

West Virginia: Howell: Constitution clear, state should hold special election  |  Citizen action group files suit to hold special election  |  W.Va. succession process a rarity among states  |  Municipal leaders oppose November special election

Wisconsin: Men deserve voting rights hear, judge says

Friday, 19 November 2010

Oct 19, 2010

National News: 10 years after Bush v. Gore, new concerns about voting

Alabama: Official: 71 voters received 'bad' ballots

Alaska: Alaska race may make for a long eletion night

Arkansas: Voting machines cause problems in Benton County

California: Fresno County candidate levels voting rights charges  |  Ranked-choice voting: Easy as 123

Connecticut: The race for secretary of state  |  Vote with a click?

Florida: Elections office is 'steady and busy'  |  Palm Beach County early voting 'piece of cake,' nothing like 2008  |  Flu shots offered at early voting sites  |  First day of early voting begins without major problems

Georgia: Kemp: I kept promises in office

Indiana: Marion County tests voting machines  |  White seeks donations to air ads in secretary of state race  |  Early voting sites open with future on the line

Kansas: Candidates differ on voter ID question  |  Rally to protect voting rights of mentally ill

Massachusetts: Supreme Court won't hear challenges to Massachusetts' ban on voting by felony inmates  |  Supreme Court rejects Massachusetts felons' voting rights challenge  |  Accessibility solution sought for historic polling place

Michigan: Polling place improvement grant helps community

Minnesota: Secretary of state race highlighted

New York: Mark where? Small print ballots a big concern  |  Fiery church crash forces change of polling place  |  Building ranks of young voters and poll workers

Rhode Island: Secretary of state candidates spar in debate

South Carolina: South Carolina not an early voter state  |  Voting machines met with growing suspicion  |  Federal government to watch voting

Texas: Increased absentee, early voting demand  |  Early voting pleasant surprise  |  Impatient early voters could miss wet/dry ballot  |  Some Harris County early voters upset by poll watchers

Virginia: Virginia Beach to forgo use of laptops at polls on Nov. 2

West Virginia: Election violation charge against Observer dismissed

Wisconsin: Attorney argues vote fraud laws stacked against blacks